Most traffic tickets issued in Virginia are handled by the
General District Court. Always pay special attention to the paperwork you
receive as it will tell you how and where to make your payment. If your ticket
or fine is payable to the General District Court, you may be able to pay online.
If you have questions, contact the General
If you need to pay court costs for the circuit court, you must pay in person, by
mail, or by phone.
Payments can be made at the criminal division office, 8 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m., on the second floor of the courthouse, which is located at:
7507 Library Dr.
Hanover, VA 23069
Payment can be mailed to:
Hanover Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
Attn: Criminal Division
P.O. Box 39
Hanover, VA 23069
When paying a fine by mail, please identify the account to
which payment should be credited. In the case of criminal fines, this means you
should include the case number and defendant’s name. The case number is
important if there are multiple accounts under the defendant’s name.
The Clerk’s Office accepts credit card payments for court cost and fines via
phone. Please call (804) 365-3137 if you want to pay by phone.
In some cases, the court will approve a payment
plan for a defendant. Payment agreements must be approved by the court and
signed in the clerk’s office or before a notary.
Unless a payment plan agreement has been
approved by the court, all fines and court costs are due in full within thirty
days of court. Failure to pay fines and
court costs when due can result in:
The state may withhold tax refunds and lottery
proceeds and apply them to the unpaid balance of fines and court costs whether
or not you have a payment plan agreement.
Please consult your attorney for more information about payment of fines